Definitions for organizeˈɔr gəˌnaɪz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

or•gan•izeˈɔr gəˌnaɪz(v.)-ized, -iz•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to form as or into a whole consisting of interdependent or coordinated parts, esp. for united action:

    to organize a committee.

  2. to systematize; order.

  3. to give organic structure or character to.

  4. to enlist or attempt to enlist into a labor union.

  5. to enlist the employees of (a business) into a labor union.

  6. to put (oneself) in a state of mental competence to perform a task.

    Category: Informal

  7. (v.i.)to combine in an organized company, party, or the like.

  8. to form a labor union.

  9. to assume organic structure.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. form, organize, organise(verb)

    create (as an entity)

    "social groups form everywhere"; "They formed a company"

  2. organize, organise(verb)

    cause to be structured or ordered or operating according to some principle or idea

  3. mastermind, engineer, direct, organize, organise, orchestrate(verb)

    plan and direct (a complex undertaking)

    "he masterminded the robbery"

  4. organize, organise, coordinate(verb)

    bring order and organization to

    "Can you help me organize my files?"

  5. organize, organise, prepare, devise, get up, machinate(verb)

    arrange by systematic planning and united effort

    "machinate a plot"; "organize a strike"; "devise a plan to take over the director's office"

  6. unionize, unionise, organize, organise(verb)

    form or join a union

    "The auto workers decided to unionize"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. organize(verb)ˌɔr gə nəˈzeɪ ʃən

    to plan or arrange for sth to happen

    We asked her to organize the event.

  2. organizeˌɔr gə nəˈzeɪ ʃən

    to arrange things in a logical way

    I need to organize my notes before the meeting.


  1. organize(Verb)

    To arrange in working order.

  2. organize(Verb)

    To constitute in parts, each having a special function, act, office, or relation; to systematize.

  3. organize(Verb)

    To furnish with organs; to give an organic structure to; to endow with capacity for the functions of life; as, an organized being; organized matter; u2014 in this sense used chiefly in the past participle.

  4. organize(Verb)

    To sing in parts; as, to organize an anthem.

  5. Origin: From organizare (compare Medieval Latin organizare), from organum; see organ.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'organize' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3627

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'organize' in Verbs Frequency: #522


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